There’s no better time to start practicing healthy habits than in the New Year! It’s a great opportunity to reevaluate your current routines see what you could improve upon. A year from now, you’ll be so grateful for the changes you made! Dental health might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about resolutions, but it certainly is important. Consider adding these resolutions to your New Year’s list for a healthier smile in 2022!
Eliminate Tobacco Products
It’s no surprise that smoking is bad for your dental health, but did you know that smokeless tobacco products are just as bad? Tobacco products increase your risk of gum disease, tooth decay, tooth loss, mouth cancer, throat cancer, and more. Eliminating tobacco products in 2022 is one of the best things you can do for your dental and oral health! There are plenty of resources available to make quitting an easier, more successful process. Contact your family doctor or the local health department to learn more.
Schedule Dental Checkups
If you’re not seeing your dentist every 6 months, it’s time to change that. Schedule a dental cleaning
every 6 months in 2022. If it’s been a while since your last cleaning, don’t be embarrassed! A lot of patients get out of a good dental appointment routine for one reason or another. If you’ve been avoiding the dentist because you’re afraid, let us know when you call to schedule the appointment. At Whiting Dental Arts, we go above and beyond to ensure all patients are comfortable in the chair. Once you’ve overcome the fear and embarrassment of not going for so long, it will be much easier to maintain a good appointment schedule in the future!
Maintain a Good Dental Routine at Home
A good dental routine at home should include a thorough brushing and flossing 2 times each day. If you’ve been slacking, make a goal for yourself to get back on track! Set reminders on your phone if you have to. Once you’re used to brushing and flossing twice a day, it will become just another part of your daily routine. Your dentist can provide tips on how to effectively brush and floss at home during your next appointment. They can also offer suggestions for the best type of brush and toothpaste based on your unique dental needs. Whether you have weak enamel or you’re prone to swollen gums, there’s a treatment solution that can be continued at home!
Schedule an Appointment at Whiting Dental Arts
Contact Whiting Dental Arts today to schedule a New Year’s dental checkup with the leading family dentist in the North Shore, MA area. We provide cleanings, cosmetic dentistry
, and so much more! Take control of your smile and oral health in 2022 – your future self will thank you!